Sunday, June 10, 2018

Barnga Game


MICROTEACHING OVERVIEW
Name:  Dave LEE                                                 Grade Level: Every grade in Middle or High School
Topic/Lesson Title: Barnga Game (Cultural Diversity)
Source of Experimentation: GCED Teacher Training
Language Skills: Reading, Listening, Speaking & Nonverbal Communication Skills
Learning Objective:  (What will learners know or be able to do after this activity/lesson?)

Students can develop intercultural competence through experiencing cultural differences in a game-like, secure setting and through reflecting upon the experience.
Materials/Tools/Links

A Quizlet study set (for some terms for the game)
A sheet of rules for each student (Different groups have different rules.)
A modified deck of cards (Only 28 cards are used-Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 in each suit.)
Overview of Entire Lesson

Introduction
  1. Greetings & Attendance Check
  2. Review of the Previous Class

Development
  1. Vocabulary (Some Terms for the Game)
  • T shows three words(‘trick’, ‘suit’, and ‘trump’) with pictures and meanings.
  • Ss repeat after the words.

  1. Barnga Game
  • Ss make groups of 3-4.
  • T distributes the rule sheets and cards.
  • T asks Ss to stop talking during the whole game.
  • Ss in groups study the rules and practice playing.
  • After some minutes, T collects all the rule sheets.
  • Ss start playing the card game with no verbal communication. (They may gesture or draw pictures.)
  • Winners and losers in each group move to another table.
  • T reminds and reinforces ‘no verbal communication.’
  • After three rounds, T lets Ss go to their original table.

Consolidation
  1. Debriefing
  • T reveals the secret of the game.
  • T gives Ss a chance to reflect about a common experience.
  • T asks some questions to Ss.
  1. What happened during the game?
  2. How did you feel?
  3. How did you deal with the conflict?
  4. What does the game suggest about what to do when you are in a similar situation in the real world?
  • T sums up the whole lesson with the precept: ‘Not ‘wrong’ but ‘different’ & ‘We should accept cultural diversity.’

  1. Preview of the Next Class
Procedure of Portion Demonstrated

Introduction
  • Greetings & Attendance Check
  • Review of the Previous Class
Development
  • Vocabulary
  • Barnga Game
Consolidation
  • Debriefing
  • Preview of the Next Class


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